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CEHHS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Latin(x/e) Heritage Month Curated Resource Guide

Hispanic Latin(x/e) Heritage Month (HLHM), also known as National Hispanic Heritage Month, is observed from September 15th through October 15th each year. This month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans with ties to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central/South America. The month was originally started as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson, and was later expanded by President Ronald Reagan to the observance of a 30-day period in 1988.

Significantly, some independence day celebrations fall within this 30-day window:

  • Costa Rica (September 15)
  • El Salvador (September 15)
  • Guatemala (September 15)
  • Honduras (September 15)
  • Nicaragua (September 15)
  • Mexico (September 16)
  • Chile (September 18)

To recognize and celebrate this month, CEHHS created a curated list of resources centering Hispanic Latin(x/e) voices and stories. We organized these resources into several categories to focus on the unique experiences of the broad community. These resources are available through the UT Library and online.